Behind the Scenes at Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans

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Living in Texas has its benefits. While the northeast is blanketed in snow, Texas is sunny. While sub-zero wind chills envelop the Midwest, tulips, daffodils and azaleas are starting to show face in the Lone Star State. And blooming flowers mean Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, is around the corner. Starting February […]

Show us your love!


We know you feel it. There are a few more smiling faces on your morning commute. Your barista made a heart in your foam. You’ve noticed a skip in your office manager’s step (along with a dozen roses displayed proudly on her desk). It’s love, the most beautiful four-letter word in the English language. Sigh. […]

Say “I Do” to a Wedding at the Arboretum


Love is in the air, it being Valentine’s Day and all, and wedding season will soon be upon us. There are few places more enchanting to exchange “I dos” than among the natural beauty of The Dallas Arboretum, so we asked our team of wedding experts about how they help turn that special day into happily […]

Stop and Smell the Roses


There’s nothing like having fresh flowers around the house and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better time to stop and smell the roses. Dallas Arboretum‘s Vice President of Gardens, Dave Forehand, shares his advice for preserving blooms received this February 14. Follow these quick and easy tips in order to increase the […]

Behind the Scenes With the Dallas Arboretum Horticulture Staff


Ready to prep your garden for spring but don’t know a sharp shooter from a drain spade? We asked the expert horticulture staff at the Dallas Arboretum to share their knowledge on everything from where to purchase seedlings to what to wear while gardening. Take notes, and get ready for a fruitful spring! What are the three must-have gardening […]

5 reasons to visit the Dallas Arboretum for just $5


Banish those winter blues now, because Monday, January 19, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! The kids will be out of school, and the cloudy January cold is expected to give way to mild temperatures and sunny skies. Why not honor MLK in style at the Dallas Arboretum for a special admission price of just $5? […]

The Dallas Arboretum’s holiday activity roundup

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With so many presents to buy, cookies to bake and out-of-town guests to entertain, you might need a break. And with so much going on at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden this holiday season, we thought we’d give you roundup of happenings so you can schedule that respite accordingly. Visit The 12 Days of […]

A winter bloom preview


When fall begins to make way for winter, what blooms can you expect to see in the garden? Even with the temperatures falling, you can always count on the Dallas Arboretum to have bright blooms and splendid colors on display. We sat down with Dave Forehand, Dallas Arboretum’s Vice President of gardens, to find out what flowers, […]

Find something for everyone on your list at the Dallas Arboretum

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Leave the candy canes to those on your naughty list, and reward those who helped you with the dishes and rubbed your shoulders with experiences to be remembered and gifts to be cherished. For all the angels who made it onto your nice list, check out these special somethings from the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical […]

Part 2: Behind the scenes with The 12 Days of Christmas designer Tommy Bourgeois


Image: A Glimpse of 5 Golden Rings Gazebo The Dallas Arboretum will be transformed into a scene straight out of Victorian times when The 12 Days of Christmas exhibit opens November 16. We sat down with Tommy Bourgeois, Dallas Opera production designer and creative mastermind behind this year’s whimsical yuletide display, to learn about the inspiration […]